Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hiring experienced DUI defense lawyers

If you're in Los Angeles or other parts of Southern California and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, you're in deep shit. In California, driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI is considered a very serious offense that can lead to harsh legal consequences if convicted.

But don't despair in such circumstances, you can depend on skilled DUI defense lawyers in Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP at (877)781-1570.

These Los Angeles Criminal Attorneys | California Felony Misdemeanor DUI Defense Lawyers can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.

They are the top 5% U.S. law firm and have over 50 years of collective courtroom experience. There you can get the service of a DUI defense lawyer who has the legal background and knowledge it takes to successfully fight DUI charges.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

PR3 after a year of blogging

After blogging for one year 2 months with no Page Rank, I'm quite happy that I now have a decent Google Page Rank 3 to this blog of mine. I hope this display of Page Rank has stabilized.

In recent days the first or second waves of the Google Dance had been a demotion exercise to many big name blogs of people like Darren Rowse or John Chow. However, now after the demotion rounds, come the the promotions. I'm lucky to be among those promoted from zero Page Rank to PR3.

I have a good friend whose blog got promoted from PR4 to PR6 which is higher than the Page Ranks of Darren Rowse or John Chow. His blog is at When asked, he said that the secret lies in posting regularly and frequently with quality posts. There is no necessity for link farms or things of that sort.

There's also another thing that made my day. My Internet marketing website has also been promoted from PR2 to PR3. So I hope to have a little bit more traffic.

This blog now having PR3 (if the display has stabilized) will bring me some benefits, like more opportunities for sponsored posts and higher income, hopefully.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Olive at 108 is World's Oldest Blogger

Who says old folks cannot blog? Blogging is not reserved for the young only but for all those young at heart as well. There are so many retired people in their 50s and 60s producing fantastic blogs.

Well, there are much older bloggers too.

Meet Olive Riley, an Aussie. She's just celebrated her 108th birthday - making her what's believed to be the world's oldest blogger.

So now, who says retired people cannot blog? Even Octogenarians and Centenarians blog as well and doing a better job than many other young people! Shame. Shame.

Olive's blog is at Writing assistance rendered by Mike. Olive mixes happily with kids a hundred years younger than her.

Paying for your home

When you're successful in earning a living on the Internet, then you will think of taking out a mortgage to pay for a new house.

What exactly is a mortgage? It is simply a loan one takes to pay for a property like a home of your own so that you can have a comfortable home office. This loan is usually the largest debt in one go you will incur in your life, at least for most of us.

There are many variations of mortgages that might confuse you, so it would do well for you to simply seek out to consult a specialist mortgage broker at

On the other hand, you may have owned your home for a long time. Then you should consider the concept of remortgages and take out a remortgage loan. With interest rates at the lowest level in many years, a lot of homeowners are remortgaging to save on monthly payments.

You may want to do that to take advantage of the lower interest rate, pay for the children's education, pay for renovation of your home or pay off higher rate debts like credit cards. You can learn a lot about remortgage here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Highly Recommended: Al Rajhi Visa Debit Card

All Internet marketers and monetized blogs owners were eager to get their money out of PayPal to have a merry time, especially here in Malaysia where our Muslim friends celebrated the Muslim New Year - Hari Raya on Oct. 13 & 14. More so when all the while, prior to this PayPal development, Malaysians could not withdraw money from their PayPal accounts.

I was very eager too. So, on Tuesday my Internet marketing buddy M. and I went to Al Rajhi Bank in the new town centre of Bandar Puteri where many banks gather. There we obtained Visa debit card for free and opened a savings account each with the minimum amount of RM20 ($6).

The debit card which came with the savings account, will be billed RM22 ($6) on the anniversary of its date of issuance, which means you use first for one year before paying anything.

The Visa Debit-enabled ATM Card gives you 24-hour ATM access at Al Rajhi Bank ATMs and ATMs displaying the Visa PLUS sticker. Apart from being able to be used to accept PayPal's payments, you may use it to pay for things directly from your account at millions of Visa-accepted locations worldwide.

Also the Al Rajhi Savings Account-i, as it is called, is ideal for all your fundamental banking needs. It offers you Internet banking facilities and phone banking to easily manage fund transfers, bill payments and balance enquiries. The brochure says it takes RM200 ($56) to open one but at the moment the requirement has been drastically relaxed to RM20 ($6).

By the way, Al Rajhi Bank is a Saudi Arabian bank which is the largest Islamic bank in the world with a paid-up capital of SR 4,500,000,000. Malaysia marks their first foray into the international retail banking market and it's a highly significant development in the 50 over years history of the bank.

When I came home with the Visa debit card, I added it to my PayPal account under add a card. Then I tried as an experiment to withdraw US$10, the minimum withdrawal allowed, from my PayPal account to the debit card.

Things went like clockwork and PayPal's statement on its website says it has withheld $5 as transaction fee and forwarded $5 to my debit card. However, I will have to wait a week before the money is cleared for withdrawal at the ATM.

But my poor ole buddy M. had a problem with his debit card. The PayPal system could not detect his card. Don't know what went wrong. Maybe it's a matter of having to key in the data carefully and according to instructions. Well, that will certainly be sorted out I'm sure.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Al Rajhi card tops for PayPal withdrawals in Malaysia

Looks like Malaysians now have a good avenue to withdraw money in their PayPal accounts (earned from Internet businesses like Affiliate Marketing, pay per post blogging, eBay auctions or other activities which receive payments through PayPal).

One very good way I happened to read about, is to use the free Visa debit card from Al Rajhi Bank which carries no annual fee and which can be obtained right on the spot in the bank within minutes.

You can add this debit card to your PayPal and then fill it with the money in your PayPal account before withdrawing money from an Al Rajhi Bank ATM or conveniently at the many Maybank ATMs throughout Malaysia. PayPal charges US$5 per withdrawal.

Al Rajhi Bank's debit card is excellent because it is a Visa card recognised by PayPal, it is free to obtain, there is no annual fee and it takes only a few minutes to obtain over the counter at the bank. See what Lillian Chan has written about this at Al Rajhi roxs, Public Bank suxs.

Friday, October 05, 2007

What a feast!

Let's take a breather and watch something light-hearted and stunning again. This will surprise you and take your breath away.

In Oaxaca in Mexico, peasants cultivate worms that are considered a tasty delicacy. Mexicans love the worms so much that the worms are also soaked in bottles of Mezcal, which is a favourite local liquor much similar to Tequila.

As far as I know, Mexicans like the flavour of these worms and make merry with this drink in boisterous groups in town. The locals also fry handfuls of the worms in pans and eat them with relish mixed with some seasoning. Crunchy, spicy and interesting, I suppose.

Make your garage more useful and pleasant

Spending most of your free time blogging? I'm sure many of you guys also spend time in your garage at home tinkering with a few things now and then. Maybe you're just checking the battery water or inspecting the condition of your car fan belts, or repairing your son's bicycle.

To be able to carry out these tasks, your garage should be provided with suitable garage lighting as most garages do not have many windows, if any at all.

A choice of many types of garage lightings for various types of projects are available at You need a lot of light in a garage, otherwise it will look like a dungeon in there.

The website also sells many garage related things like stainless steel garage cabinets, bicycle racks, workbenches, garage floor coatings and a host of 1,000 other garage accessories to make your home garage a much more useful and pleasant place. I'm sure you agree with me that there's nothing like a well-organised garage at home.